The College Student Internship provides qualified students with practical work experience that compliments their academic course work, as well as course credit (if approved by the college or university). It also provides the New Orleans Police Department with an opportunity to involve college students in various aspects of police work. The College Student Internship is designed to provide students with an opportunity to integrate theory and practice. The internship is an unpaid, non-sworn position that varies from 8 hours to 24 hours per week, as agreed by the Police Department, Intern and college/university (if applicable). Students can gain valuable work experience, on-the-job training, and have an opportunity to develop a professional networking base for future positions in government service or law enforcement. All the requirements must be agreed to by the New Orleans Police Department, the intern applicant, and the college/university (if applicable) before the internship starts. Project assignments may include surveys, data entry, research projects, case follow-up, community outreach, social media development and assistance. The intern assignments will vary and are designed to allow students the experience of the daily operations within a law enforcement agency and to also meet the needs of the New Orleans Police Department.